Senate bill gives more money to schools
JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are preparing for final budget negotiations, and a majority of senators say education should be a priority.
A Democratic-sponsored amendment that passed 31-19 today would put about $30 million more into elementary and secondary schools than Senate leaders originally proposed.
The Republican chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Alan Nunnelee, says senators need to cut $30 million from other programs.
Small groups from the House and Senate will negotiate in the next couple of weeks on final spending plans for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Alcorn president launches new customer service task force
- NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday
- GreenTech holds grand opening of neighborhood electric vehicle plant
- David Duval, former British Open winner, joins Sanderson Farms field
- Court rules against Greenwood councilwoman; must give up office
- Turner Grain’s bankruptcy will help consolidate lawsuits alleging breach of contract
- Peoples Bank reports quarterly loss due to bad loans
- Cochran continues to reach out to African American voters
- Senators write letter over Waters of the United States proposal